Food & Farm Groups
There are many great food and agricultural organizations doing amazing work in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. By connecting and supporting each other we can maximize our efforts to regenerate a food system that respects the land, treats animals humanely, sustains local communities and provides a viable livelihood for family farmers.
Oregon and Pacific NW
Ecotrust - ensuring the triple bottom line: economy, ecology and equity.
Ecumenical Ministries – working together for unity and justice.
Mercy Corps NW – assists low-income entrepreneurs with starting a small business or self-employment.
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) – works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.
Oregon Food Bank – fights hunger and poverty throughout Oregon.
Oregon Tilth – dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture.
Rural Development Initiatives – Community Building, Leadership Development, Economic Vitality, Networking, and Organizational Development with specialized programming for Latino, Tribal, and Youth audiences in Oregon’s rural communities.
Gorge Grown Food Network – informs and connects local Columbia River Gorge food producers and consumers.
Helios Resource Network - empowers Eugene area groups and businesses to work together toward sustainability.
Ten Rivers Food Web – building the foodshed of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties.
Willamette Food and Farm Coalition – developing a more secure and sustainable food system in Lane County.
Food Roots – growing a vibrant regional food system on Oregon’s North Coast.
North Coast Food Web – a coalition of people and organizations building connections in the local food landscape on the North Oregon Coast and Lower Columbia Pacific Region.
Oregon Rural Action – promotes social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability and resource stewardship.
Thrive! – cultivating a vital local economy in the greater Rogue Valley.
Cascade Harvest Coalition – Seattle, Washington
Washington Sustainable Food and Farm Network – Mt. Vernon and Cheney, Washington
ALBA – Monterey County, California
Community Alliance with Family Farmers – Davis, California
Roots of Change - San Francisco, CA
Rural Roots – Moscow, Idaho
Across the Nation
Center for Food Safety- curbs the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and promotes sustainable agriculture.
Center for Rural Affairs – works to establish strong rural communities and genuine opportunity for all.
Farmer Veteran Coalition assists returning military veterans in using their many relevant skills to create a new generation of innovative, ecological, and financially successful young farmers. It has unique resources available to help military veterans start businesses, buy land, or overcome disabilities.
Food and Water Watch – a consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food.
Food Democracy Now! - sign on as an American for a sustainable USDA.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy – where global and local meet sustainability.
Land Stewardship Project - fosters an ethic of stewardship for farmland, sustainable agriculture and communities.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: the premier advocate for sustainable agriculture on a federal level.
The National Farmers Union: an alternative to the Farm Bureau for federal policy representation.
Slow Food USA – an idea about a way of living and a way of eating.
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) – promoting smart agricultural practices.
Sustainable Table – serving up healthy food choices.
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